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Weekend Reads: Resilience

Julia VanDeren has been thinking about resilience. Not just in the face of disaster, but in careers as well. In this edition of Weekend Reads, she shares two key components of resilience and some things you can do to become more resilient.

Kick-Start Your Career

Stuck in a career rut? Learn how to get back on the open road.

Evolving States of Trust and Value: Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

The "Future State of the Investment Profession" explores evolving states of trust and their interdependence with demonstrating and creating value. To get a better understanding of what it means for investment professionals to provide value and how that relates to building trust and improving investor outcomes, we discussed these topics with Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser.

Richard Thaler: To Intervene or Not to Intervene

Richard Thaler reviewed many of our behavioral frailties during his lively and engaging presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The key takeaway, according to Shreenivas Kunte, CFA: If only we could learn.

Top Five Articles from August: The Market in Wartime, Sam Zell, Fund Names

Leading posts from August include Preston McSwain's call for more honest and accurate fee disclosures and performance reporting; an examination of Sam Zell's take on the economy by Julie Hammond, CFA; tips on how to ace job interviews by Julia VanDeren; Will Ortel's exploration of what's in a hedge fund name; and an analysis of capital markets during times of war by Mark Armbruster, CFA.

The Purpose Imperative

Too many investment professionals are "addicted to winning," and it's a problem for them and their clients.

Purposeful Capitalism and Risk Management: Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA

“Purposeful Capitalism” describes an evolution of capitalism wherein the investment industry becomes more professional, ethical, and client-centric. Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA, discusses this scenario in an interview with Robert Stammers, CFA.

Women: The Private Investigators of Finance

All advisers are capable of spotting fraud. But based on a couple of recent stories and some interesting statistics, Barbara Stewart, CFA, thinks women may have a head start.

Authentic Leadership: Bill George on Finding Your True North

Why do you want to lead? How do you know if you’re on the right track — and the right track for you? Increasingly, authentic leadership is vital to success. Bill George is the author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Discover Your True North, among other books. In this interview, George discusses the concept of True North, why it’s unique for everyone, and what’s changed about leadership over the past decade.

Pension Trustees: Corporate Governance and the Behavior Gap

Good governance is not only important, but it also drives real results. Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA, explains.



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